1. Lone Wanderer

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    Any Firearms Enthusiasts?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Lone Wanderer, Jun 5, 2019.

    Just recently got into shooting! A very expensive hobby for a college student but I do enjoy it. Who else is into firearms? As of right now I only own a Ruger 9mm carbine (or is it pronounced ‘carbine?’) but I’m hoping to purchase my first handgun soon and maybe a .357 lever-action repeater.

    I welcome all discussion just let’s try to keep the politics minimal and civil :)
     
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  2. Cave Troll

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    Sport shooting?
    I know there are some who compete with
    precision made 7mm rifles. Though you
    might be just as well off getting a Barrett
    .50, cause the price may not be all that much
    different. :p

    Of coarse I am just the oddball who isn't much
    into guns in reality, but in fiction they are a big
    part some of my stories. Granted they tend to
    taper from the gas-powered, to more Sci-fi
    weapons like a good old high powered railgun. :D
    Granted the best weapon for it's class size that I
    have cooked up is a Coil Light Fieldgun. A
    nasty war frame carry antimaterial long range
    weapon that fires 20kg alloy bolts with mercury
    cores. Pretty much punches a hole in any armored
    targets up to about 10km if the war-frame pilot
    is skilled enough to hit something that far out. :D

    So what kinda pistol are you looking to get?
     
  3. Lone Wanderer

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    “Sport shooting” for me is just going to the range with some buddies and shooting paper hahaha. Aren’t too many competitive leagues where I live.

    I love sci-fi weaponry! For an forum-RPG I invented a type of spaceship-based weapon that launched a beam of molten metal, held together with magnetic fields, at enemy spacecraft.

    My options for handguns is limited. California had a roster of approved handguns due to a law regarding microstamping (a technology that doesn’t exists but I digress). I like the Beretta M9’s robustness but the slide isn’t great. The Beretta PX4 Storm would be great as well although less iconic. A 10mm revolver is fun and practical as well (but the ammo is super expensive).
     
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    Iain Aschendale Potatoes again? Supporter Contributor

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    I've got more than a few toys, but they're all sleeping in safes in the US. Sport shooting? The Ruger 10/22 is the finest firearm ever built for punching holes in paper, beer cans, and water-filled plastic soda bottles.
     
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    It is an interesting design.

    A revolver sounds like fun, and no feed jambs. :D
    Also can get one that looks like the ones used in
    the old Noir Detective movies.

    I am not sure how the metal would stay molten for very long in space.
    Sounds more like a close Naval style broadside effective weapon. Though
    in the micro-gravity of space, it should act similar to plasma and stay
    together well enough until it connects with the target.
    Suppose it would work provided the metal being melted has an extremely
    high tolerence to extreme temperatures that is must be heated to, to make
    it worth the effort to use it in space war-fare.
    Warhammer40k uses a Vulca Cannon, but it is used on the battlefield
    coating down the enemy with molten metal or even magma.
    Or the horrifying thing that cannon that sprays boiling blood on
    people. They got a lot of strange and horrible ways to wage war in that
    universe. o_O
     
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    Umm... Yep :D


     
  7. Lone Wanderer

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    I need to get a good .22

    They’re exempt from CA assault weapons laws too! I can have a pistol grip and detachable mag
     
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    I fucking love how metal Warhammer 40k is
     
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    Freedom intensifies

    GOD BLESS AMERICA
     
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    Ruger 10-22 is the best! :D
     
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    Several riles, one shotgun and three handguns, including a Kimber 1911 in .45ACP, a Ruger .38/.357 revolver and a Hi-Point 9MM ($160 out the door, American-made with a lifetime guarantee). I load my own centerfire ammunition, which saves me 50-60 % over store-bought around here.
     
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    I'm in the Uk where gun control is a lot tighter (lets not go there as a discussion - I'm just saying), but I have a mannlicher .243 rifle for foxes, and 12 bore (gauge to you guys) shotgun for pigeons and crows. My paper punching and small vermin control is done with an air rifle - mostly the BSA Supersport SS.
     
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    I must be the only here who shoots muskets. real men use muskets...

    Joking aside, I have fire multiple different types of weapon in Switzerland (various rifles, an LMG, few pistols and a few other guns) but sadly, I don't own any myself as of this moment. Probably will once I don't live in such a draconian-state when it comes to gun-laws. Either way, I prefer muskets. There is something about them I just enjoy. Wouldn't want to go hunting with one, or really anything to do with precision for that matter.

    Am I a gun enthusiast? Well, yes I am interested in guns and enthuisastic about it, but I don't own any nor do I go to any gun clubs or ranges.
     
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    I'm just a plinker, but a rabid avid enthusiast. I like weapons that fire accurately after you drop em in the dirt (desert rat).
    So, as well as the 10-22 there's:
    Glock 21s (.45) Akimbo (2)
    Glock 17 (9mm)
    Glock 17L (9mm)
    Marlin Camp .45 carbine (Fun!)
    Calico Liberty II (9mm) with helical cylinder (can mag)
    other slugthrowers I conveniently forget... :D
    Reloading is fun after I discovered 700x uses the same powder drop for 9 & .45 if I use 115g & 185g bullets.
     
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    I prefer not to disclose the extent of my collection. :)

    I will say that I have both a Broomhandle (Red 9) and a 1911 (80 series). Amazing what 15 years (less really) did at that time in the development of semi-auto handguns.
     
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    I have a couple 9mm concealed carry handguns, but have fired handguns of several calibers and manufacturers, and various rifles and shotguns, including full auto high capacity rifles.

    I generally prefer pistols a bit larger than practical for concealed carry (I have large hands, so most CC's are a bit small for my grip), but revolvers have the advantage of not leaving ejected brass behind. On the other hand, revolvers nearly always require more trigger pressure to fire, and I find it harder to be accurate with them because of that.

    I don't generally give much detail about exactly what I have on hand, and so I'm being deliberately vague about that here as well.

    I was raised from a very young age to treat all weapons with the utmost respect, and have raised my children the same way. They know how to safely handle them, long before they made their decisions whether to own firearms. Ignorance kills.
     
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    If you'll include modern muzzleloaders as muskets, I'm one, too. We have a separate muzzleloading deer hunting season here in Michigan.
     
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    Nah, I'm kind of a black powder guy, too. I've fired matchlock and flintlock muskets, a black powder Webley revolver from the 1890s, a flintlock shotgun, a blunderbuss and a black powder mortar. Oh, and a friend's old 45/70, I forget the name but it's the old model that you can't fire modern ammo in, only black powder cartridges.

    Most of those were in the UK; there was a guy who dressed up in period clothing and did demos of old firearms that people could shoot. That said, most of the time we were shooting paintballs (from the muskets) and footballs (from the mortar) to minimize the risk of anyone accidentally shooting someone with something that would have made it a very bad day!
     
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    With a certainty which rises from complete ignorance, I can tell you this:

    - If you want to learn, it's good to shoot a lot. With a good air pistol or air rifle like Feinwerkbaum...

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    ... or Walther you can learn a lot. Shooting 10 000 - 10 000 shots helps in that.
    - If you like to hear bang, then .22 is very good start. Bang is not so loud, but you can shoot a lot and by that learn a lot.
    - If things go serious, I remind you that some quality things come from Finland. Lapua, Tikka and SAKO are names worth remembering.
     
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    Twas not quite the extent, just the plinky stuff that goes to the desert. :D

    Very young, my son asked for one of those plastic-pill guns, we wore it out practicing line procedure and gun safety. Even now, at 17, he still announces the sequence and asks permission to fire. His first lesson was "where does the bullet go if you miss?"
    "Load only what you're going to fire; fire everything you load." All weapons out of the safe travel dismantled.

    Be safe. :)
     
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    I've been watching some airgun videos from the UK recently and it's amazing how far they've progressed from the spring-fired .177 we had when we were kids. I'm kind of tempted buy one of the big-bore air rifles you can get these days, but don't really have anywhere to shoot it.
     
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    I have done rifle shooting once, and we've talked about going back again. I don't think I would ever own my own gun though. But different floats for different goats I guess.
     
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  23. Lone Wanderer

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    I’m stealing this.

    It’s not for everyone, just like muscle cars, roller coasters, creative writing, and dancing isn’t for everyone. Good that you tried it, though, a lot of people I know have never even seen a gun lol
     
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    Combination of "different strokes for different folks" and "whatever floats your goat" the later being a corruption of "whatever floats your boat".
     
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